AccuWeather reinforces commitment to weather focus with Superior Accuracy(tm) to help people's lives be better
AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- January 17, 2014 -- Since the announcement of the launch of the 24/7 AccuWeather Channel in the third quarter of 2014, the company has seen a groundswell of positive support. In AccuWeather continued commitment to put its audience first, the company responds to audience needs by keeping the focus on forecasts, not fluff -- All Weather, All the Time.
"Our focus has always been weather forecasts delivered in a way that helps people make decisions to improve their lives -- their safety, health, activities, and travel," said Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder & President of AccuWeather, Inc. "With over 50 years of experience, AccuWeather knows what people want in weather programming. We provide this now through our suite of services available to the public, including AccuWeather.com web and mobile sites, AccuWeather mobile apps and through our newspaper, radio, and TV clients. We will also provide this on the new AccuWeather Channel, another way to get weather forecasts whenever and wherever people need them with highly localized updates."
Feedback from AccuWeather's audience has been overwhelmingly positive, with comments including:
- AccuWeather has always had the most accurate forecasts... Please stick to weather! (Facebook)
- I am shamefully excited over the fact that my favorite weather forecasters are going to have a TV channel. Nerd alert! (Twitter)
- You mean we will actually have real weather? Sweet, sweet! (Facebook)
- Good to hear. Truly the most accurate weather reporting service. (Facebook)
- I've been an avid fan of AccuWeather for quite some time and believe you guys to be the best weather source out there, hands down. One of the last things I do at night and first things I do in the morning, each and every day, is check AccuWeather.com for how to plan my daily routines accordingly. (Email)
- I have recently been hoping that AccuWeather would start a competing cable channel. . . LO AND BEHOLD! (Email)
"AccuWeather has been planning this channel for some time, but with recent concerns raised over the availability of quality forecasts on TV, we decided to announce the launch," Myers said. "AccuWeather is the world's largest and fastest growing multi-media weather company, reaching over one billion people every day. An expansion to include the AccuWeather Channel is another way we will help people's lives."
"AccuWeather works cooperatively with its distribution partners to achieve solutions that benefit the cable and satellite audience," said Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, Inc.
AccuWeather has a long-established history of innovation and a dedication to forecasting accuracy they intend to bring to the new channel. The company was the first to introduce 5-day, 7-day, 10-day, 15-day, 25-day, 30-day, and 45-day detailed forecasts, setting the industry standard in longer-range forecasting, as well as RealFeel Temperature(r). The new MinuteCast(tm), providing Minute by Minute(tm) forecasts for every location in the United States and Canada, is available on the SkyMotion app by AccuWeather and will be expanding to all properties soon.
The AccuWeather Channel is to be a multi-platform solution streamed on AccuWeather.com and other internet sites, as well as through media partner affiliate mobile and internet sites and is expected to be available through cable and satellite carriers.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy(tm) for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions (AES) is partnering with leading Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions supplier Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) at the 2014 International User Conference, taking a leadership role to benefit this week's event. AccuWeatherÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s Chief Commercial Officer Casey McGeever will serve as keynote speaker for the ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Weather in GIS TrackÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â”, while two other members of the AES team present at the Business Summit: Technology Plenary.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, Inc. has been reappointed to the Team Pennsylvania Foundation Board of Directors, providing the organization with leadership and expertise on the private business sector. This reappointment by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett establishes Myers as one of the longest-serving board members for Team PA Foundation, having served on the board for more than 16 years under governors of both political parties.
AccuWeather Enterprise Services provides Intelligent Data Portal users with high-resolution radar to track local storms, lightning strikes, wildfire reports, hurricanes, and other environmental factors. They also provide the most up-to-date watches and warnings; helping agents in the field make the best informed decisions when lives may be at stake.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, was honored during Internet Week New York with the 2014 APPY Award for Mobile Weather Apps. AccuWeather’s award is in recognition of the company’s newly-designed iPhone app reimagined for iOS 7, AccuWeather – Weather for Life™, which showcases AccuWeather’s exclusive MinuteCast™.
AccuWeather, Inc.’s Display Systems and Services division has just signed a deal with the Nigeria's World Entertainment TV Ltd. to install four StoryTeller™ Interactive Touchscreen News Solution in their network headquarters. The turnkey StoryTeller systems will initially provide the network with the ability to deliver interactive social media commentary and weather forecasts to the network’s West African television audience, thanks to proprietary applications created by AccuWeather. Additional applications for delivering interactive presentations on virtually any topic are easily downloaded and implemented, much like those used in tablets and smartphones.
AccuWeather, the leading global digital media company, announced today that the innovative AccuWeather MinuteCast™ is now available on its web and mobile websites for Canadian locations as well as for the continental U.S. The Minute by Minute™ forecasts help users make decisions on the spot, wherever they go.
The AccuWeather Channel is building momentum with TV industry leaders as a smarter weather choice that combines value, a multi-platform experience, and a trusted brand that delivers Superior Accuracy™ to audiences around the world.
The StoryTeller® INRIX Traffic App now delivers an expanded range of features including projected drive times, customizable street labeling, the use of Webcams and sensors from any source for remote updates and visual reporting, and MinuteCast™, a feature exclusive to AccuWeather brand partners, for precipitation start and end times.
With drone technology, journalists have a whole new way to get better angles on stories and bring viewers closer to the action. Drone and remote location videos can now be integrated live with StoryTeller interactive presentations, revolutionizing the newsroom. Best of all, downloading and using StoryTeller applications and features that allow the integration of remote video is now as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller Social Media App at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms will now have the ability to import popular social media feeds with viewer comments and images with greater ease and effectiveness in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather. New features also allow the app to import video and dynamically screen and sort all content for on-air use. Best of all, downloading and using the expanded Social Media App is as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.